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Ivory and Endangered Species Site-wide Guidelines

1. Antique ivory items listed outside the United States may not offer shipping to the United States.

2. Vintage ivory items, including those added prior to August 8, 2012, not definitively proven to meet the Endangered Species Act (ESA) exception for antiques and certified by appropriate documentation to be 100 years old or older must be removed from Ruby Lane.

For now, antique ivory items listed prior to August 8, 2012 may remain listed, but only if the following declaration has been added to their descriptions:

"All state and federal documentation and certificates required by law for commercial sale, import or export, have been obtained for this item.   Proper legal paperwork will be included with it at shipment."

3. Antique items made in whole or in part of any species listed in CITES Appendix I (not just elephants) must include the following declaration:

"All state and federal documentation and certificates required by law for commercial sale, import or export, have been obtained for this item.   Proper legal paperwork will be included with it at shipment."

If the shop owner does not have all the necessary paperwork required by law or they do, but the declaration above is not included in their listing, the item may not remain for sale on Ruby Lane and we may choose to remove the listing.  Once removed an ivory item cannot be relisted.

If you are unsure whether or not the plant or animal-based product you have to sell is made from a species listed in Appendice I, you should check to be sure.


Please note: Ruby Lane Customer Support is unable to offer further advice, or assistance on this topic. As a shop owner it is your responsibility to fully understand the laws surrounding the items that you choose to offer for sale.

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